2123rd Transportation Company Commander a MacArthur Award Winner

Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley presents Kentucky National Guard Capt. Shannon Price with the 2018 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at the Pentagon, June 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Porch)

Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7.

“This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.”

“Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the ideals for which General MacArthur stood: duty, honor, and country,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, Kentucky’s adjutant general. “She is a consummate professional, dedicated Soldier, and exemplifies selfless service through her continued contributions in and out of uniform.”

Recipients of the 2018 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at the Pentagon, June 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Porch)

Selection is based on overall leadership performance, the ability to influence others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation; developing cohesive teams that anticipate requirements and exercising initiative within the commander’s intent. The nominee exhibits intangible aspects of leadership relating to people skills, interpersonal communication skills and the quality of the leadership climate.

A total of 28 awards are distributed across the active Army, National Guard and Army Reserves

For the Army National Guard division, only seven officers will be selected for the nationwide award (6 officers and 1 warrant officer). The MacArthur Award recipients come from the active Army, National Guard and Army Reserve

The GDMLA program was introduced in 1987 to recognize company-grade and junior warrant officers who demonstrate MacArthur’s ideals and have a proven record of extraordinary performance, leadership and achievement.

 

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